Today I want to share a snippet from the book I am currently writing...I hope this lands on the right person's eyes. God told me to share this today.
Genesis 16: 2-4, “And Sarai said to Abram, ‘Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.’ And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. So, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.”
One thing I love about winter is the trees. I know you might be thinking, “What trees? There are just sticks.” And you’re right. What I love about the trees is that they don’t block your view. Think about it, you can be standing at the edge of the forest and you can see all the way to the other side because all of the trees are just so thin. There is something about winter, that allows you to see if you choose to. There is a lesson from these trees. The reason they don’t break and fall over and die from the bitter cold conditions is because their roots are so deep.
There roots are so deep that they can withstand whatever this season may bring. Their roots are deep in the ground in who made them, who created them. They know their source of life and they dig as deep as they can to grasp for any nutrients because they know winter is upon them. What we see from these scriptures is that Sarah was given a promise, yet it wasn’t happening on her time. She began to lose hope and decided something needs to be done so she can have a child. She took matters into her own hands. We see that she didn’t really believe in the promise. Her roots were not deep enough to sustain the waiting that can happen. Her roots were easily uprooted and she was not sustained by the Sustainer.
Maybe you are in a season of waiting. Whether God has given you a promise or you are looking for an answer, you might be waiting. Well I want to remind you that God is never late. He was not late with Sarah, and he is not late with you. Maybe the place you are in with your child is trying. They are pushing you, they are defying you. That can make you feel overwhelmed, and completely undone. I will never forget a month we had that I thought I would never survive.
It seemed that all of my girls needed me in the most intense way. No one was sleeping whether it was a sickness, a nightmare, or teething I was up every hour or someone was constantly trying to climb into our bed. I would tell Paisley, “Please don’t touch the stove”, and like a moth to the flame she just had to touch it. Harper was realizing she was stronger than her sisters and was enjoying teasing them just enough to cause screaming. And any moment I tried to accomplish any task, my sweet baby Skyler would cling to my legs begging to be held leaving me one handed to complete any small task. I was overwhelmed, absolutely exhausted, frustrated and depleted. I had nothing to offer them, my patience was running thin, and I felt like I had completely lost myself. Anyone feeling this way today?
Just know you are not alone. Just know the season will end. Maybe it’s a month, or a week, or a few months, God is right there, He truly has not forgotten you, even when you feel like you have forgotten yourself. He sees you, and if you have your roots deep in Him you might not be able to see the end of winter, but you can see Him. You can see truth over lies, you can see the promises He has laid out for you in His word, and if your roots are deep in Him He will give you the eyes to see your children the way He sees them. Even more, you will see yourself the way He sees you. It is easy to feel lost in this calling, but Motherhood does not define you. It will make you and shape you but it is simply not all of who you are. You are a child of God, free, lovely, amazing, talented, one of a kind, and redeemed. Stay rooted and know He has His eyes on you.
I’m Heather a blessed wife and mama to three beautiful little girls and my son who always keep me wild. My goal is to uplift and inspire as I share my life with you. Thanks for stopping by!